Dutton, M. A., Bermudez, D., Matás, A., Majid, H., & Myers, N. A. L. (2013). Mindfulness-based stress reduction for low-income, predominantly African American women with PTSD and a history of intimate partner violence. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 20(1), 23-32.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), a community-based intervention adapted for low-income, predominately minority women who are currently experiencing PTSD and depression. MBSR adapted for this population is a 10-week, 1.5 hour per week meditation-based group training consisting of 20 hours of instruction. MBSR instruction involves (a) formal meditation practices (body scan, gentle Hatha yoga, seated meditation, walking meditation), (b) informal meditation practiced during daily activities (e.g., eating, communication, driving, daily activities) and (c) mindful inquiry.